Kristine Olson

Kris Olson has degrees from Wellesley College (1969) and Yale Law School (1972). She was a federal prosecutor with U.S. Attorney Sid Lezak (1974-1984), associate dean at the Northwestern School of Law (1984-1994), and U.S. Attorney (1994-2001). Olson was senior counsel to Congressman Earl Blumenauer, retiring in 2003 to write a biography of Kathryn Harrison. She is chair of the Spirit Mountain Community Fund and serves on the boards of the ACLU, Artists Repertory Theatre, Lezak Project, Metropolitan Public Defender, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, Trust for Public Land, and Westwind Stewardship Group.

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  • Kathryn Harrison (1924- )

    Kathryn Jones Harrison of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde is one of Oregon's important tribal leaders. She is known especially for her work as a member of the Tribal Council of the Grand Ronde and for her contributions during the Termination era, a time when the Eisenhower Administration deprived …

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